Joining the Gators Mertz is planning to transfer to Florida ahead of the 2023 season, G. Allan Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Impact Mertz struggled during his three seasons as Wisconsin's starting quarterback since the 2020 campaign, though he did record career highs in passing yards (19) and touchdowns (19) across 12 regular-season games this year. The redshirt junior then chose to move on after the Badgers after new head coach Luke Fickell was hired away from Cincinnati in late November. Mertz was a top-70 recruit in the class of 2019, so he'll now look to resurrect his career with two remaining seasons of collegiate eligibility. He'll likely compete with redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Miller for the Gators' starting job heading into the 2023 campaign.
DECEMBER 20, 2022 • ROTOWIRE